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How to Measure Yourself for a Walking Stick - A Guide to Shortening Your Stick

Our Guide to Measuring Yourself for a Cane & Stick Shortening Information

Free Stick Shortening Service

We offer a FREE stick shortening service at the Stick & Cane Shop. When you order, simply enter the length required in the box provided and it will be cut to size before dispatch. If the stick can not be shortened the comment box will not appear in the checkout. 

Please be aware however that we cannot refund or exchange walking sticks that have been shortened, as these have been personalised for you. All sticks are fitted with a rubber ferrule after cutting in order to protect the cut end and to limit wood bloating from water ingress.

If you would like a metal ferrule attached to your stick, or have any other specific requests for your stick, please contact us directly before placing your order. 

How to Measure Yourself for a Stick

To measure someone for a walking stick, ask them to stand with their weight evenly on both feet, looking straight ahead and with their arms relaxed by their sides. You then need to measure from the floor to the prominent bone of the wrist. This is the length of walking stick required.

Please note this is just a rule of thumb. If the person has special needs, they may need to be measured by a medical professional. Alternatively they may have personal preferences for a longer or shorter walking stick.

We measure our sticks from the top curve of the handle where the palm rests to the bottom of the stick without the ferrule. The ferrule should not be included in the measurement as this will vary over time due to wear.